UNT Alumni Live!

UNT Alumni Live!
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Our UNT alumni family may be physically distanced during these uncertain times, but we are not socially disconnected. At UNT Alumni Live! virtual events, you can learn something new and have a little Mean Green fun without leaving your house.

Join us every Thursday at 4:00 p.m. CDT for free virtual events hosted on Zoom and Facebook Live.

Zain Ali

Tour UNT at Frisco with Zain Ali – June 11, 2020

Curious about the UNT at Frisco campus? In this episode Zain Ali, clinical professor and program director for problem-based learning at UNT at Frisco, will give a tour of the campus and talk about a new degree program that is the only one of its kind in Texas!

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Live Music Featuring Raised Right Men – June 25, 2020

It’s Mean Green Music time! Tune in to hear Raised Right Men perform live from the UNT Alumni Pavilion — it’s sure to be the perfect way to wind down from a busy day and have fun with your Mean Green family.


The Explorium Children’s Museum with Anyah Martinez – July 9, 2020

Have kids in need of some summer fun? Anyah Martinez (’04 M.S.), founder of Denton’s only children’s museum, and staff member Kaitlynn Skinner (’20) will give a tour of The Explorium and walk us through some easy experiments and activities you can recreate at home.


Texas BBQ with Brent Reaves – July 23, 2020

Get summer barbecue-ready with tips and tricks from Brent Reaves (’99), owner of Dallas’ legendary Smokey John’s BBQ! He’ll share what he learned growing up around barbecue and explain how UNT prepared him to continue his father’s restaurant legacy.


Lead Like a Woman with Deborah Smith Pegues – August 13, 2020

After graduating from UNT in 1972, Deborah Smith Pegues went on to become an international speaker, TV host and the bestselling author. She’ll join us to talk about her latest book, Lead Like a Woman, and give insight into her personal and professional successes.

George Esquivel with Scrappy

Craft Brewing with George Esquivel

George Esquivel (’91) turned a passion for craft beer and a carriage house built in the early 1900s into a thriving brewery in the heart of Dallas. Take a look inside Four Corners Brewing Company and learn about the brewing process from an expert!

John Matthews at Cassaro Winery

Cassaro Winery Tour with John Matthews

John Matthews (’83, ’87 M.B.A.), owner and operator of Cassaro Winery and Vineyards, takes us on a tour of the winery and explains how his North Texas Tempranillo helps fund UNT student scholarships.

Brandon Thibodeaux

Moments that Matter with Photographer Brandon Thibodeaux

Photographer Brandon Thibodeaux (’06) has been featured in museums across the country, including the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. He has worked for The Wall Street Journal, ESPN, The New Yorker and many more publications. Tune in for tips on taking great photographs!

Scott Tixier

Jazz with Scott Tixier

Jazz violinist Scott Tixier shares a glimpse into his exciting career, from teaching in UNT’s College of Music to working with music legends and winning Grammy Awards!

Annette Becker

Fashion with Annette Becker

Annette Becker (’15 M.A.), director of the UNT Texas Fashion Collection, gives an up-close look at some of the collection’s most famous and memorable pieces.

UNT President Neal Smatresk cooking with student

Cooking with UNT President Neal Smatresk

Scientist. Leader. Chef? UNT’s own President Neal Smatresk shares his culinary talents from his home kitchen! Follow along as he cooks one of his favorite dishes — we’ll email you the recipe after the event so you can try it yourself.

John Matthews

Wine Tasting with John Matthews

John Matthews (’83, ’87 M.B.A.) returns for a wine tasting with a UNT twist! Learn more about why wines taste the way they do and how best to pair them with your favorite foods. (Need a bottle of North Texas Tempranillo in time for the tasting? Order it here and help fund UNT student scholarships!)